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Noah Myung

Associate Professor
Director, Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming
Unit: Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Department: Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy
Office location and address
Garrett L054
235 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
PhD, California Institute of Technology
MS, California Institute of Technology
Diploma, US Army Intelligence Center
BS, University of California, Los Angeles

Noah Myung is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of Virginia.

He is an experimental and behavioral economist with research interests in game theory, organizational economics, and financial economics. His current research deals with equilibrium selection in coordination games as well as information sharing between competitors. In addition, his Department of Defense research investigates on improving efficiencies in retention, compensation, and assignments. As a market design problem for retention, he has designed various ways of combining non-monetary incentives with monetary compensation in a reverse auction format that reduces cost for the DoD while improving social welfare.

As the former Director of the Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming at the University of Virginia, he has led the center to develop a wide range of computer-based participatory simulations on timely topics ranging from a refugee crises to a global pandemic.

He has taught various economics and finance courses with strong emphases on MBA, EMBA, and MPP curriculums. He also has designed and taught classes related to national security and resource strategy.

After completing four years of Army ROTC during college, he was commissioned in the U.S. Army and served as a military intelligence officer and a psychological operations officer, then was honorably discharged. He also holds a graduate diploma from the US Army Intelligence Center.

Academically, he received his Ph.D and MS in economics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and BS from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he double majored in mathematics and economics with specialization in computing. He has previously held appointments at the Naval Postgraduate School, and University of California, Berkeley.

LPPP 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent study in the field of public policy and leadership.
LPPS 5070: Modeling Optimizations, Simulations, and Games
Credits: 3
The goal of this course is to teach students how to creatively model and solve operational and strategic problems in their organizations. Students will be introduced to solving and analyzing optimization problems, simulation and forecasting methodologies, and game theory. Course will also introduce utilization of Excel to conduct optimizations and simulations.
PPOL 5559: New Course in Public Policy and Leadership
Credits: 3
Investigates a selected issue in public policy or leadership.
LPPP 6500: Topics in Public Policy
Credits: 1
Investigates a selected issue in public policy or leadership.
LPPS 7085: Modern Techniques in Finance
Credits: 3
This course provides an introduction to financial techniques that are essential for leadership dealing with any type of organizational finances. It provides an analytical treatment to valuations based on principles and theories of modern finance. Topics include discounted cash flow; interest rate; capital budgeting; valuation of stocks and bonds; investment decisions under uncertainty; capital asset pricing; option pricing; market efficiency.
PPOL 7559: New Course in Public Policy and Leadership
Credits: 3
Investigates a selected issue in public policy or leadership.